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Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the Bhopal bike sharing system launch. Photo by Sarika Panda
3 Ways Bhopal’s Bike Sharing System Breaks New Ground for India
On Sunday, June 25th, Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, launched India’s first fully automated bicycle sharing system as part of the second anniversary of its much-talked-about smart cities program. This development comes just three weeks after Mysore launched the ...
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Buses, Privately-owned Vehicles and Pedestrians Navegate the Bustling Streets of Bangalore, India. Photo by EMBARQ Sustainable Urban Mobility by WRI / Flickr
India Is One Step Closer to Safer Roads with the Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2016
Every year, approximately 1.25 million people die in road traffic crashes. In 2015, India recorded 146,133 road traffic fatalities, which means that the country accounts for over 11 percent of the global numbers. While India is home to roughly two percent of ...
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The city of Bhubaneswar, India scored the highest position in the country's Smart Cities Initiative, with a 78.83 percent evaluation. The city will be competing with other across India to improve quality of life. Photo by Damien Roué/Flickr.
India’s Smart Cities Mission Takes A Forward Step
In the last 15 years of my professional career, many concepts around urban development have come and gone, but none have evoked such an excitement as the Narendra Modi government’s proposed 100 Smart Cities initiative, that has a price tag ...
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India's streets are notoriously dangerous. However, a new bill being passed through the Indian government offers hope to the country's road safety problems. Photo by Gilbert Laszlo Kallenborn/Flickr
India Can’t Afford to Lose Any More Lives Due to Road Crashes
Globally, 1.3 million people die each year in road traffic crashes. India, with only 2 percent of the global motor vehicle population, accounts for more than 10 percent of those fatalities. Further, in 2014 about 141,000 people lost their lives ...
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Raahgiri Day closes down streets to cars, allowing residents to breathe cleaner air and reclaim the streets for recreation. (Photo: WRI Sustainable Cities)
Why Gurgaon’s Car Free Day Can Be a Game Changer for India
Ever since its launch in Gurgaon in 2013, Raahgiri Day—an open streets initiative—has become a game changer of sorts. It started as an experiment where community groups and individuals came together with public agencies in Gurgaon to temporarily provide safe ...
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India’s ambitious new road safety bill, currently open for public comment, is expected to save lives, grow the country’s economy, and create one million new jobs. Photo by IamNotUnique/Flickr.
What India’s new road safety bill means for cities and citizens
Road safety issues have reached a pinnacle in Indian cities. In 2013 alone, 140,000 people died in traffic crashes, and many more were severely injured. These premature deaths and debilitating injuries put an intense burden not just on families and ...
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